O'Reilly logo

Prepare to Board! Creating Story and Characters for Animation Features and Shorts, 2nd Edition by Nancy Beiman

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

3

Putting Yourself into Your Work

“Would anyone other than mother care to look at this?”

—Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, The Fourteen Points of Animation, 1975

Your experiences and adventures can be grist for an animated character or story. An experience that you would like to have can also provide rich material for an animated story. Did you ever fantasize about being an animal, or being able to fly? Animation makes it possible for you to do both.

Animation means “creation of life.” Life is the animator's reference book. You've met literally thousands of people in your lifetime. You have had adventures in your own home and at school, perhaps with a sister or a brother. You have had parents and real or imaginary friends. Maybe you owned a ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required